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Alas de mariposa (1991)

Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between ... See full summary »

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Juanma Bajo Ulloa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvia Munt ... Carmen
Tito Valverde ... Gabriel (as Fernando Valverde)
Susana García Díez Susana García Díez ... Ami (as Susana García)
Laura Vaquero Laura Vaquero ... Amy niña
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Abuelo
Alberto Martín Aranaga Alberto Martín Aranaga ... Gorka
Rafael Martín Rafael Martín ... Lucio
Olivia Sánchez Olivia Sánchez ... Olivia
Carmen Ruiz del Corral Carmen Ruiz del Corral ... Teacher
Txema Ocio Txema Ocio ... Milkman
Elena Armengod Elena Armengod ... Nurse
Eloy Beato Eloy Beato ... Nurse 1
Antonio de Miguel Antonio de Miguel ... Nurse 2
Oier López de Munain Oier López de Munain ... Baby
Kristina Barco Kristina Barco ... Baker
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Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between mother and daughter becomes a tragic one, driving the family to an inevitable nightmare. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Butterfly Wings See more »

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A home full of nightmares.
12 December 2000 | by iescatSee all my reviews

Alas de Mariposa is about a 6-year-old girl, Ami that lives in a home full of nightmares. Her mother, Carmen, has an obsession to give birth to a male. She wants to carry on the patriarchal name of her husband, Gabriel. For that reason, Carmen does not treat Ami with the love and respect that she needs and deserves. She often ignores Ami and tells her to leave her alone. Ami's father, Gabriel, is a hardworking garbage man that tries to keep the family together. He often tries to comfort Ami, since her mother will not. Ami's butterfly drawings as a child, turn into dark, skeletal remains of a butterfly as she grows older. Gabriel finally get fed up with all of the arguing and tension in the home and asks Ami to leave the house. This movie is full of terror for Ami--involving murder,hatred,and rape. You will notice the rejection of a female in this film and how Ami is victimized by the society's ideologies. Juanma uses several strategies to create this "dark and tragic" environment.


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